Its been 6 months and 24 days since Petr Cech became an Arsenal player but his glove makers Adidas seem to be unaware about it. Adidas committed a faux pas when they sent Cech’s customised-gloves to his ex-club Chelsea instead of his current employers Arsenal.
But you can’t entirely blame Adidas for the mistake. Cech was with the Blues for 11 years and played almost 500 games for the club and maybe that’s why kit manufacturers Adidas sent a new set of Cech’s custom-made gloves to the Chelsea training ground in Surrey, rather than Arsenal’s Hertfordshire HQ.
Cech won a lot of silverware with the Blues including 4 Premier League Titles and now he wants to achieve the same with Arsenal. The Czech Republic international Cech undoubtedly remains a Chelsea legend but his £10m move last summer will go down as one of the biggest coups in the history of the transfer window. Arsene Wenger signed Cech from a direct rival and that too when his nemesis Jose Mourinho was in charge of the Blues.
Speaking to the Mirror, a Chelsea source said: “The glove manufacturers obviously still think of Petr Cech as part of the furniture at Chelsea. It’s strange to think of him at another club.”
Arsenal and Chelsea square off in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday and luckily for Cech, Chelsea have sportingly forwarded his gloves to him at Arsenal.
The London Derby has been a highly anticipated fixture in the recent years but this time, around it lacks that buzz as Chelsea are already out of the title race and Jose Mourinho has been sacked. The defending Champions may have no chance of winning the league but the fixture is of great importance to Arsenal who are looking to win their first Premier League title in 11 years.